|Terence Ranger and the Making of History in Africa - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Prof. Terence Ranger (Emeritus, University of Oxford) discusses his many contributions to African Studies and African History, how these themes have developed, and also his 17th book, Bulawayo Burning (2010). This is the first of three podcasts recorded at the "Making History: Terence Ranger and African Studies" conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign October, 2010.
Keywords: Bulawayo; history; Terence Ranger; Zimbabwe
|The African Franchise in Colonial Zimbabwe - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Historian Luise White (U. of Florida) has published extensively on women's history, medical history, political and military history, from East Africa to Central and Southern Africa. She reveals the genealogy of her work on renegade white independence and describes the strange history of the African franchise in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. White concludes with her thoughts about where the field of African history is going.
Keywords: history; Luise White; Rhodesia; Zimbabwe
|Gender and Colonialism in Zimbabwe - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Diana Jeater on Zimbabwe's colonial history. Focus is on gender and on how culture and access to material resources shaped African lives, and on the role of African languages - and their translation by white settlers - in constructing discourses about morality. Jeater also discusses current work on private archives of Rhodesian expats in the UK, and oral histories of former members of the Rhodesian forces and the British South Africa Police.
Keywords: archives; class; colonialism; Diana Jeater; gender; oral history; Zimbabwe
|Democracy and Labor, South African Perspectives - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Mac Maharaj (South African activist and intellectual) explains why the model of South Africa's transition to democracy cannot be replicated in powersharing agreements in Kenya and Zimbabwe. In the second part of this episode, recorded at the NEWSA meeting in Burlington, VT, Alex Beresford (PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh) tells us about his research on union workers' views of Tripartite Alliance politics in contemporary South Africa.
Keywords: Alex Beresford; democracy; Kenya; labor; Mac Maharaj; politics; South Africa; unions; Zimbabwe